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Gender: Female Meaning of Saskia: "Saxon" Origin of Saskia: Dutch

The name Saskia is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "Saxon". Saskia and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

From the first time we saw the name Saskia attached to a portrait of Rembrandt's wife (her full name was Saakje van Uylenburgh, but she was always called Saskia), we have found it utterly charming and wondered why it hasn't attracted more fans In this country--she's appreciated by the Brits, who have moved her to Number 392. Saskia is one of those names that's been used in Europe since the Middle Ages, but has never crossed the ocean.

One contemporary bearer is actress Saskia Reeves, who was born to a Dutch mother. Pop artist Red Grooms has a grown daughter named Saskia, and more recently TV's Anne Dudek chose it for her daughter.

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Famous People Named Saskia

Saskia Hamilton, American poet
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch supermodel
Saskia van Uylenburgh, Dutch wife and model for painter Rembrandt van Rijn
Saskia Grooms, daughter of American artist Red Grooms
Saskia Burmeister, Australian actor
Saskia Hooper, Princess of Hanover, daughter of Prince Welf Ernst and Princess Wibke
Saskia Reeves, British actress
Saskia Hampele, Australian actress
Saskia Sassen, Dutch-American sociologist
Saskia Johanna Webber, American soccer player
Saskia Rose Hawkins, daughter of fitness bloggers Tammy Hembrow and Reece Hawkins
Saskia Heller (b. 2012), daughter of American actress Anne Dudek

Pop Culture References for the name Saskia

Princess Saskia, character in British TV series "Huntingtower"
Saskia the Salsa Fairy, character from "Rainbow Magic" book series
Saskia the Dragonslayer, Virgin of Aedirn, character in video game "The Witcher"
Saskia Duncan - principal dancer on TV series "Dance Academy"
Saskia Dopple, one of the main characters in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, twin sister to Sadie
Nickname: Skia
Saskia, fake name of prominent character on TV series Lost Girl
Saskia Bloom, from Australian TV series "Nowhere Boys"